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Powerful tragedy of an aging king, betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, descending into madness. Perhaps the bleakest of Shakespeare's tragic dramas, complete with explanatory footnotes.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release Book : 2012-03-09
Download Book : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780486110240


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King Lear is a tragedy by Shakespeare, written about 1605 or 1606. Shakespeare based it on the legendary King Leir of the Britons, whose story is outlined in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s pseudohistorical History of the Kings of Britain (written in about 1136). The play tells the tale of the aged King Lear who is passing on the control of his kingdom to his three daughters. He asks each of them to express their love for him, and the first two, Goneril and Regan do so effusively, saying they love him above all things. But his youngest daughter, Cordelia, is compelled to be truthful and says that she must reserve some love for her future husband. Lear, enraged, cuts her off without any inheritance. The secondary plot deals with the machinations of Edmund, the bastard son of the Earl of Gloucester, who manages to convince his father that his legitimate son Edgar is plotting against him. After Lear steps down from power, he finds that his elder daughters have no real respect or love for him, and treat him and his followers as a nuisance. They allow the raging Lear to wander out into a storm, hoping to be rid of him, and conspire with Edmund to overthrow the Earl of Gloucester. The play is a moving study of the perils of old age and the true meaning of filial love. It ends tragically with the deaths of both Cordelia and Lear—so tragically, in fact, that performances during the Restoration period sometimes substituted a happy ending. In modern times, though, King Lear is performed as written and generally regarded as one of Shakespeare’s best plays. This Standard Ebooks production is based on William George Clark and William Aldis Wright’s 1887 Victoria edition, which is taken from the Globe edition. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Standard Ebooks
Release Book : 2020-11-09T21:49:01Z
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ISBN-10 : PKEY:88ADFF9FC9CB8D16


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Author Book : William Shakespeare
Publisher :
Release Book : 1980
Download Book : 343 Pages
ISBN-10 : OCLC:1024670945


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Genre Book : Aging parents
Author Book : William Shakespeare
Publisher :
Release Book : 1860
Download Book : 58 Pages
ISBN-10 : HARVARD:32044012637575


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FOLGER Shakespeare Library The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Susan Snyder The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to theworld's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet forShakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open tothe public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performancesand programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2005-08
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780743484954


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Genre Book : English literature
Author Book : Lloyd Cameron
Publisher : Pascal Press
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 102 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1740201302


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Although he is considered to be the world's greatest dramatist, Shakespeare seems to have escaped the detection of thinkers on politics and the philosophic tradition of thought on man. Shakespeare's 'King Lear' with 'The Tempest' is Mark McDonald's inquiry into the political philosophy of William Shakespeare through a reading of King Lear with reference to The Tempest. McDonald follows an argument connecting King Lear to the question of natural right and to changes in the orders of the western world at the beginnings of modernity.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Mark Allen McDonald
Publisher : University Press of America
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 317 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0761824669


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One of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, King Lear is also one of the most thought-provoking. The play turns on the practical ramifications of the words of Christ that we should render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's. When confronted with the demand that she should render unto Caesar that which is God's, Cordelia chooses to "love and be silent". As the play unfolds each of the principal characters learns wisdom through suffering. This edition includes new critical essays by some of the leading lights in contemporary literary scholarship.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release Book : 2008
Download Book : 340 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1586171372


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Author Book : William Shakespeare
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Release Book : 1861
Download Book : 113 Pages
ISBN-10 : BL:A0018015341


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Many critics hold that Shakespeare's King Lear is primarily a drama of meaningful suffering and redemption within a just universe ruled by providential higher powers. William Elton's King Lear and the Gods challenges the validity of this widespread optimistic view. Testing the prevailing view against the play's acknowledged sources, and analyzing the functions of the double plot, the characters, and the play's implicit ironies, Elton concludes that this standard interpretation constitutes a serious misreading of the tragedy.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : William R. Elton
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release Book : 2015-01-13
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780813161303